LGBT Leaders is an event to inspire LGBT students to explore their career options, and to feel comfortable being openly LGBT wherever they choose to work. Our annual conference brings together students, politicians, business leaders and activists to discuss issues faced by the LGBT community in politics and in the workplace.
Over the last four years, we have heard from leaders such as Lord Browne, Evan Davis, Anthony Watson, as well as partners from law firms and professional services companies. Our political panels hosted MPs and MEPs from the UK’s largest parties, Lord Smith, the first ever openly gay MP to be elected to Parliament, and Natalie Bennett, the former leader of the Green Party.
This October, we are hosting our fifth conference. The event begins on Friday 12th October in Freshfields, where we will hear from parliamentarians and activists on their outlook for 2019 in LGBT rights. The event then continues for the entire day on Saturday 13th October, full of exciting panel discussions, workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities. This conference will prepare students for a challenging application period for graduate jobs and internships, and ensure they meet current leaders who can advise and support them as they enter the workplace.
LGBT Leaders is now a part of the PinkNews Group’s growing portfolio of events. PinkNews is the world’s most-read LGBT publication, reaching millions of readers every month online and on social media. PinkNews was also the first ever LGBT publisher to launch on Snapchat Discover, and has received nearly €300,000 of funding from Google to grow a readers’ advocacy platform.
Both venues for LGBT Leaders are fully wheelchair accessible, with step-free access between the ground floor and other floors where the conference will take place.